• Instructor CE Hours

    This course fulfills 3 hours of NACCAS Teaching Methodology requirement. Please check with your state board for credit approval.

  • Learn-At-Your-Own-Pace

    Your access to the class lasts 365 days, letting you learn on your own time.

  • Become a Master Educator

    This course counts as 1 credit towards your Milady Master Educator Certification. Learn more about our certifications, here.

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About the Author: Lisha Barnes

Lisha Barnes currently serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady. She is responsible for developing and delivering the Master Educator instructor training program, Master Educator Online Instructor series, and supporting schools with curriculum development and product knowledge. She is a licensed cosmetologist, barber, and instructor. She received a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Eastern New Mexico University and her Cosmetology, Barber and Student Instructor training at Olympian University of Cosmetology. Lisha’s thorough understanding of the cosmetology school industry comes from over 25 years of hands-on experience serving in various roles, including Instructor, Director of Education, Admissions, Financial Aid, Accreditation, and School Administrator for multiple private cosmetology schools. Lisha has also served as NACCAS Commissioner and AACS Accreditation Committee Chair among many other prestigious positions.

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Course Outline

  • 1


    • Welcome Message

    • Blended Education: Online Teaching Strategies Workbook

    • Watch "Welcome to Blended Learning: Online Teaching Strategies"

  • 2

    Lesson 1 - Where We've Been

    • Watch "Where We've Been"

  • 3

    Lesson 2 - Creating Success

    • Watch "Creating Success"

    • Watch "Be Organized"

    • Watch "Accessible and Flexible"

    • Watch "Knowledgeable Educators"

    • MindTap Fundamentals

    • Watch "Effective Communication"

    • Watch "Build Community"

    • Watch "A Few More Ways to Create Success"

  • 4

    Lesson 3 - Set Students Up for Success

    • Watch "Set Students Up for Success"

    • Watch "College 101"

    • Watch "Think Outside the Box"

  • 5

    Lesson 4 - Technology and Pedagogy

    • Watch "Technology and Pedagogy"

    • Watch "Synchronous Learning"

    • Watch "Asynchronous Learning"

    • Watch "Synchronous, Asynchronous or Both?"

  • 6

    Lesson 5 - Engage the Student

    • Watch "Engage the Student"

  • 7

    Lesson 6 - Lecture

    • Watch "Synchronous Lecture"

    • Watch "Asynchronous Lecture"

    • Watch "Which one should I use?"

  • 8

    Lesson 7 - Icebreakers

    • Watch "Synchronous Icebreakers"

    • Watch "Synchronous Icebreakers on Zoom Call"

    • Watch "Asynchronous Icebreakers"

  • 9

    Lesson 8 - Group Discussions and Pair Shares

    • Watch "Synchronous Group Discussions and Pair Shares"

    • Watch "Asynchronous Group Discussions and Pair Shares"

    • Watch "Guidelines and Best Practices"

  • 10

    Lesson 9 - Group Projects

    • Watch "Synchronous Group Projects"

    • Watch "Asynchronous Group Projects"

    • Watch "Group Dynamics"

  • 11

    Lesson 10 - Individual Activities

    • Watch "Individual Activities"

  • 12

    Lesson 11 - Games

    • Watch "Synchronous Games"

    • Watch "Asynchronous Games"

  • 13

    Lesson 12 - Guest Speakers

    • Watch "Guest Speakers"

  • 14

    Lesson 13 - Virtual Guest Speakers

    • Watch "Virtual Field Trips"

  • 15

    Lesson 14

    • Watch "Practical Training"

  • 16

    Lesson 15 - A Few More Teaching Methods

    • Watch "A Few More Teaching Methods"

  • 17

    Lesson 16 - Video

    • Watch "Video"

    • Watch "Use a Variety of Resources"

    • Watch "Enlist the Students' Help"

  • 18

    Lesson 17 - Video Conferencing

    • Watch "Powerful Presentations"

    • Watch "Video Conferencing Platforms"

    • Using Zoom in your Online Classroom

    • Watch "Make Your Own Videos"

    • Watch "Sharing Your Videos"

  • 19

    Lesson 18 - The Three M's

    • Watch "The Three M's"

    • Watch "How do we do it?"

    • Watch "Welcome Videos"

    • Watch "Energizers"

    • Watch "Wait... there is more!"

  • 20

    In Conclusion

    • Watch "In Conclusion"

  • 21


    • Exam Instructions

    • Exam

  • 22

    Share Your Feedback

    • Feedback Form

  • 23

    Generate Certificate

    • Congratulations!

Don't miss out on learning tips and strategies that will help you engage and motivate your students!


  • Why should I take this course?

    This online class will show you how to take teaching methods you use every day and incorporate them into your online programs. By learning these tips and strategies, you'll be able to engage and motivate your students.

  • How is the course structured?

    There are 20 lessons in the course as well as a final exam. You must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or higher in order to obtain your certificate of completion.

  • How long is this course?

    The course should take you about 3 hours depending on your current learning style and how long you take to practice what you learn. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • Is this class offered in-person?

    No, this course is not currently offered in-person. However, if you’re interested in hosting an event (in-person or live, virtual) with Milady’s Master Educator Program, we do have a menu of classes that can be delivered in-person or as a live, virtual class. Learn more, here.

  • How many courses do I need for my Milady Master Educator Certification?

    To receive your Level 1 - Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 12 classes.

    To receive your Level 2 - Advanced Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 18 classes.

    To receive your Level 3 - Trailblazer Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 24 classes.

    Remember, you're responsible for keeping track of your credits! Once you reach 12, 18, or 24, email info@milady.com (with all of your course certificates attached) to order your printed Master Educator Certificate. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing. The credits toward your Master Educator Certification do not expire.

    We only keep your information on course completions for 5 years. After that, we will have no record of events that you've attended

  • I have completed 12, 18, or 24 classes. How do I receive my Level 1, 2, or 3 certificate? 

    Remember, you're responsible for keeping track of your credits. Once you reach 12, 18 or 24, please contact us at info@milady.com, and attach all course certificates. We will confirm and send out your printed Master Educator Certificate! Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.

    We only keep your information on course completions for 5 years. After that, we will have no record of events that you've attended